RESIDENTS in and around the Triangle in Bournemouth town centre spoke of their concern but lack of shock after an assault in the early hours of Friday morning left a man with serious head injuries.

As reported by the Daily Echo, emergency services were called to The Triangle amid reports a local man had been assaulted.

Paramedics attended and after giving the 50-year-old victim on-the-spot treatment, he was taken on to hospital. His condition is not life threatening.

Following the incident and a cordon was placed around the scene.

And yesterday afternoon the Daily Echo spoke to residents of the area.

Peter McNulty, who lives nearby, said he was sorry to hear someone had been injured, but said he wasn't surprised.

"Of course, what happened in this case is not known," he said. "But this area seems to be getting a lot worse for anti-social behaviour in recent months.

"We often get groups of drunks, not young people but older, possibly homeless, individuals who cause issues.

"I walked past this spot at the weekend and there was a drunken guy urinating into the street in full view of people passing by."

Another resident, who asked not to be named, said she wouldn't walk through The Triangle late at night if she was on her own anymore.

"It has the feel of somewhere a bit edgy in the early hours, I try and avoid walking on my own."

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward in a bid to trace the person responsible for the attack.

Inspector Nick Lee, of Dorset Police, said: "An investigation is underway to establish the circumstances of this incident.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area of The Triangle at the relevant time and saw or heard anything suspicious to please contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190123866. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via